This gem of a National Park has garnered a number of important distinctions. in 2008, it was voted the âbest game reserve in Africaâ by the prestigious African Travel and Tourism Association at South Africaâs premier tourism fair, Indaba.
It is the first reserve in Africa that was established by local residents. Concerned about the rapid depletion of wildlife in their ancestral lands â due to uncontrolled hunting and cattle encroachment â the Batawana people of Ngamiland, under the leadership of the deceased Chief Moremi IIIâs wife, Mrs. Moremi, took the bold initiative to proclaim Moremi a game reserve in 1963.
It is the only officially protected area of the Okavango Delta, and as such holds tremendous scientific, environmental and conservation importance.